Slash-o! Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition Released

What would make The Devil cry? I’ve always thought him more the sort to shout and rage and punch a hole in the kitchen wall, but after he storms out the house to the pub I can see him returning at 2am weeping and sobbing. “I can’t help myself,” he says. “I’ve got a problem,” his cracked voice lets out. “I don’t mean to hurt you. I’m sorry. I just… why those filthy apes? I can’t… what was wrong with me?” And god, you’re tired, you are so tired of hearing this, always the same.

But I bet he’d be well cheered by the action of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition [official site], which launched last night. Next time he’s slumped in front of Songs of Praise, his claws digging deeper and deeper into the armrest, turn the telly over to that and watch his crooked smile lift.

The Special Edition of Capcom’s 2008 hack ‘n’ slash brings high-res textures, tweaked balanced, three extra characters in Trish, Vergil, and Lady, more costumes, an even faster Turbo mode.

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is out now on Steam for £19.99/24,99€/$24.99. If you want, you can – ugh – spend a couple of quid on microtransaction guff to level up. Here’s the launch trailer:


  1. Spacewalk says:

    I don’t know about The Devil but A World Without Heroes made the Demon cry.

  2. Monggerel says:

    This game?
    I played it when the original came out. Amazingly competent PC port.

    You might not want to use a keyboard though. Like I did. Because I’m that guy. You know the one.

    • Ross Angus says:

      WASDa fuck?

    • TacticalNuclearPenguin says:

      Well, that’s some hardcore stuff.

    • ZyloMarkIII says:

      It still is an amazingly competent PC port. Even comes with a benchmark test, albeit one that runs too long. Wish a certain caped superhero game that was released the same day could say the same.

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    Serrit says:

    I do love a good Alice-intro – bringing mirth and merriment to otherwise-prosaic news items.